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Release Date: 04/22/11
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

Pompeys Pillar National Monument Opens May 2

Pompeys Pillar National Monument will open for the season on Monday, May 2.  The historic site, where Captain William Clark left his signature on the sandstone bluff, is 25 miles east of Billings off Interstate 94.  Admission is $7 per vehicle.

The site will be open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from May 2 through May 27 and then 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May 28 through Sept. 5. From Sept. 6 through the 25th, the site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Although the interpretive center will close for the season Sept. 26, visitors may still walk into the site during daylight hours.

The $7 per vehicle admission fee covers all occupants and is charged from May 2 to September 26 when full services are provided.  Interagency passes will also be honored. Daily fees and/or interagency season and senior passes may be purchased on-site or at the Information Access Center at the Bureau of Land Management Montana State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, in Billings. Fees are returned to the site to provide extra services for the public.

Admission to the site will be free on June 21 and September 24, which are BLM-wide “fee-free” days, and during the annual Clark Days from 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 24.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Billings Field Office   5001 Southgate Drive      Billings, MT 59101  

Last updated: 06-28-2012